Winter holiday Information

For Winter sports lovers Champagny is right in the heart of the largest concentration of World class ski resorts on the planet. There are plenty of opportunities for all levels (beginners to experts) in a wide variety of sports in the local area, from skiing and snowboarding to bob-sleighing or paragliding.

Champagny is at the southern end of the La Plagne ski area which offers over 225kms of prepared pistes ranging from 1250m to 3250m offering great conditions throughout the season. This is linked to Les Arcs by the Vanoise express cable car to create the massive Paradiski area offering over 415kms of prepared pistes as well as some great off piste routes.

Just 20 minutes down the road is Courchevel which is part of the popular 3 valleys ski area offering a further 600kms of prepared pistes.

It is also relatively close to the Espace Killy resort of Tignes, linked with Val d'Isere this offers 300kms of World renowned skiing and boarding. You can see the Grand Motte glacier from Champagny. There are also a few other smaller lesser known areas close by offering a variety of terrain suitable for beginners right up to experts.

Resort Facts - Paradiski

  • 425km pistes
  • 18 interlinked villages & resorts
  • 70% of skiing above 2000 metres
  • 3 Glaciers over 3000 metres - Bellecôte, Chiaupe, Varet
  • 12 Green runs
  • 132 Blue runs
  • 66 Red runs
  • 29 Black runs
  • Plenty of off-piste terrain
  • 2 Snow Parks
  • 2 boarder cross parks
  • 350 snow canons
  • Longest slope is 15kms
  • Classic Runs - North face of Bellecôte Glacier in La Plagne & Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs

Other Activities

  • 24m Ice Climbing Tower at Champagny le Haut
  • The highest ice climbing tower in Europe
  • 25km Cross Country skiing in Champagny le Haut
  • Paragliding from top of Champagny en Vanoise
  • Indoor swimming pool, Sauna etc. in Champagny en Vanoise.
  • Olympic Bobsleigh at La Plagne 1800.
  • Outdoor ice skating at Plagne Bellecote
  • Night time Skidoo Rides & Ice Skating at Pralagnon
  • Ice Karting & Ice Driving at Courchevel


Champagny is an excellent ski area in its own right and has a modern cable car that whisks you up to 2000m in just 8 minutes. At the bottom of the gondola at 1250 metres is the childrens beginners area where they take their first steps on skis. At the top of the gondola there is another childrens beginners area and two nursery slopes, a restaurant and picnic hut so you can watch them in ski school if you fancy a coffee or a bite to eat.

Champagny is a very attractive resort with a combination of pretty tree lined trails into the village and more exposed runs, excellent mountain restaurants and a very friendly local ski school.

It is great for those progressing from beginner to intermediate stage with plenty of easy blue runs to help improve the confidence of even the most timid skier or boarder. For the more confident improver there are numerous blue and red runs offering different levels of challenge in both the Champagny and La Plagne ski areas.

Access into the La Plagne and Les Arcs area is very easy. Skiers and boarders wishing to put in a bit of mileage can jump on the high speed 'Carella' chair lift that goes up from Champagny to the top of the 'Roche de Mio' which at 2700m is one of the highest points in the resort. From here you drop down to the La Plagne side of the ski area and this is also the fastest route to the 'Vanoise Express' which links you into Les Arcs.

On the far left hand side of the resort, Champagny offers some difficult red and black slopes that come off the top of the recently modernised 'Verdons' lift.

Beside these runs there are plenty of excellent off-piste opportunities for the advanced skiier or boarder.

To return to the village you can take either of the red runs  Les Bois or the classic Mont de La Guerre (with snow canons on Les Bois) or take the gondola back down.

The Paradiski ski area covers 18 villages with 425km of majestically groomed pistes catering for all abilities. There are 132 blue pistes which means that even novice skiers and boarders can travel vast distances around the whole area. Champagny and La Plagne have the majority of the blue runs as well as a huge variety of skiing in general so for many people there is no real need to go across to Les Arcs. However, for good skiers who wish to venture even further afield Les Arcs is not too far away and worth at least one day trip from Champagny.

There are plenty of other activities available including snow shoeing, ice skating, bobsleigh and ice climbing at Europe's tallest ice tower in Champagny le Haut.



La Plagne Bobsleigh run 26/12/2014